This week on Foodie & The Beast we talked about cookbooks, Feast of The Seven Fishes, Asian flavors, old-fashioned desserts, and literary-inspired cocktails. Marcella Kriebel, a D.C. based artist, was in the house talking about her new cookbook Comida Cubana: A Culinary Journey, which was inspired by her travels throughout Cuba. Her cookbook is filled with beautiful illustrations--not your typical artsy food photos. Next up was Jamie Leeds of Hank’s, along with Thomas Palmer, talking about The Feast of Seven Fishes. They brought in an amazing spread of tastes that will be featured at Hank’s Pasta Bar. And, some exciting news! The Chefs from Passion Food Hospitality, Jeff Tunks, Gus DiMillo, and David Wizenberg, brought back TenPehn (now located in Tysons Corner), and are delivering a culinary journey through the flavors of Vietnam, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, and the Philippines. They were in the studio cooking up some amazing new items from the menu. The ladies from Fluffness, Tatiana Podoliako, and Viktoriya Riley, joined us to talk about their high-quality boutique cotton candy. This is an all-natural cotton candy, organic, with no artificial flavoring or coloring. They brought their cotton candy machine into the studio and made some delicious treats, including some of the over 15 flavors in their shop. Last but not least, Paul Benkert was in to mix it up with an amazing cocktail from The Bluebird Cocktail Room, a literary-inspired bar in Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood. To listen to the whole show, please click here.